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Archives 09-04-2002

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Hattie Mae Bowman
Graveside services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Bowman, 84, of Monterey, were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, from Hanging Limb Cemetery with Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Goff Funeral Home of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bowman died Friday, Aug. 30 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, LA. She was a retired school teacher with 35 years of service in the Overton County school system.

Born August 13, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Qualls) Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lee Bowman; and a brother, Woodrow Wilson.

Survivors include two daughters, Viola Perry, Kona, HA, and Kathy Kennedy, Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Scott Bowman, Sweetwater, and Ron Bowman, Cumming, GA; two sisters, Mary Francis Gore, Carthage, and Eva Finley, Rickman; and seven grandchildren.

 

Everel Manton "E.M." Carlock
Funeral services for Mr. Everel Manton "E.M." Carlock, 93, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, from the chapel of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home in Kentucky with Bro. Jim Savage and Bro. Larry Nichols officiating.

Mr. Carlock died Wednesday, Aug. 14. He was a 1934 graduate of University of Tennessee. While at the University of Tennessee, he spent two years in the Tennessee National Guard Medical Department and four years in the ROTC. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and was assigned by the President for the Infantry Reserve. He moved to McCreary County, KY, in the summer of 1934.

As a school teacher, his first assignment was at Whitley City High School, where he implemented the first agriculture studies program and also organized the first chapter of the Future Farmers of America. He and his wife, Hazel Morris, were married December 19, 1936. When World War II broke out, he was called to active duty and went to Chicago with his wife. He was assigned to the Quarter Master Corps and was soon promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, ultimately achieving the rank of captain. His assignment included research and development of new rations for Army use, such as dehydrated foods and emergency rations, including new ways to process chicken. Methods he developed have reportedly become food industry standards. Returning to McCreary County in 1946, the Carlocks resumed their teaching positions. He used his vast knowledge to implement jobs and economic development in McCreary County.

The Carlocks remained active in the Whitley City United Methodist Church and civic organizations such as the McCreary County Retired Teachers Association and McCreary Soil Conservation District. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and director of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. His hobbies included gardening and fishing.

Born June 19, 1909, in Oakley, he was the son of the late Porter and Louisa (Bell) Deck Carlock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Verda Ledbetter and Helen Barker.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jerry Hamlin; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Trelba Lee; a brother-in-law, Clarence; two grandsons and their wives, Lorren and Katie Bryant and Lee and Sue Bryant; three great grandchildren, Ryan, Tanner, and Tyler; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Larry Davis, Perry Warren Davis, Randy Shelton, Coy King, Scottie Morris, Larry Morrow, Pat Souleyrette, Tandy Withers, Wayne Morris, Tommy King, Elmer Olsen, Espie Bell, Ernest Rhoder, Gerald Wilson, Ralph Nevels, and members of the Board of Directors of the McCreary County Conservation District.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the McCreary County Retired Teachers Association.

 

Cecil Theodore Deck
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Theodore Deck, 93, of Hermitage, and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, from Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro. Glen H. Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Deck died Monday, Aug. 26 at Summit Medical Center. He was a carpenter.

Born May 28, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Louvenia (Ledbetter) Deck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie (Vernon) Hall Deck.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Deck, Lebanon, Bobby Deck, Hermitage, and Leo Deck, Huntsville, AL; five daughters, Marie Creswell and Evelyn Deck, both of Hermitage, Mary DiMateo, Brush Creek, Barbara Brown, Nashville, and Wilma McDonald, Dalton, GA; five grandsons; and one great grandson.

 

Cora Ann Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ann Garrett, 93, of Celina, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Threet officiating. Burial was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was affiliated with Celina Church of Christ.

Born November 24, 1908, in Ashlock, KY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emmaline (Cain) Kilmon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcom Garrett.

Survivors include a son, Arnold Garrett, Livingston; two daughters, Elsie Garrett and Alice Fay Gray, both of Celina; and three grandchildren.

 

Wilma Gidley
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Gidley, 74, of Celina, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Father Pete Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gidley died Saturday, Aug. 31 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Born July 15, 1928, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the late Kirk Brown and Gladys Lohorn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. Gidley. Survivors include a son, Dwight Eads, Hersey, MI; and a grandson, Jason Eads.

 

George L. Holton
Funeral services for Mr. George L. Holton, 75, of Livingston, were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Holton died Monday, Aug. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. He was the owner and manager of G&L Apparel, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and an Advent Christian.

Born October 16, 1926, in Treulten County, GA, he was the son of the late Robert and Amanda (Mosley) Holton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and a great granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Holton, Livingston; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diane Holton, Dacula, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ralph Jenkins, Livingston; a sister, Iretha Wilkes, Swainsboro, GA; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joey Williams, Mike Holton, Matthew Kilgore, Nathan Holton, Bryan Boles, Shannon Cox, Lance Ruanto, and Steve Thompson.

 

Hazel (Phillips) McCoy
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel (Phillips) McCoy, 72, of Cookeville, and formerly of Nor-ton,VA, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, from the chapel of Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton with Rev. John Mc-Carroll officiating. Burial was in Laurel Grove Cemetery with Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McCoy died Saturday, Aug. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John and Dona Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy C. McCoy; a son, Johnny Wayne McCoy; two sisters, Ocie Harding and Dorothy Masters; and two brothers, Morgan Phillips and Roy Phillips.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Carico and Robin Hess, both of Cookeville; a sister, Wilma Redman, Norton; a brother, John Edward Phillips, Pulaski, VA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sarah M. Dial Melton
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah M. Dial Melton, 73, of Rickman, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, from the chapel of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating. Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rickman-Hall Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Melton died Saturday, Aug. 31 at her home. She was an LPN.

Born April 22, 1929, in Rickman, she was the daughter of the late Hugh L. and Floy (Wray) Copeland.

Survivors include a son, Frank Dial, Rickman; a daughter, Vickie Laycock, Rickman; a sister, Virginia (Wray) Williams, Rickman; two grandsons, Jeremy Laycock, Rickman, and Kelly Laycock, Cookeville; two granddaughters, Chrissy Dial and Kara Dial, both of Rickman; and a great grandson, James Logan Cantrell, Rickman.

Pallbearers were Kelly Laycock, Brandon Masters, Kelly Hull, Bryant Swallows, John Harris, Mark Dial, J.D. Masters, and James Marquess.

 

Billy R. Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Smith, 63, of Byrdstown, were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, from Bloomington Christian Church in Byrdstown with Jesse Ireton and Mickey Jolley officiating. Burial was in Rough Shod Hollow with Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at his home after a brief illness. He lived in New Castle, IN, and the surrounding area for several years, including Hagerstown and Spiceland. He returned to Byrdstown in 1989, following his retirement from Dana Corporation. He owned Smith Land Development Corporation and developed Rough Shod Hollow, a residential community near Dale Hollow Lake that includes many vacation homeowners from Ohio and Indiana. He was active in Perfect Circle Saddle Club for a number of years in Indiana and led wagon trains on several occasions to Brown County, IN. He was an avid cowboy, hosting rodeos and hog roasts in Indiana and Byrdstown. He was a member of New Castle Church of Christ and UAW Local 370.

Born June 13, 1939, in Byrdstown, he was the son of Virginia Evelyn (Amonett) Smith of New Castle and the late O.B. Smith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Cathy Chamberlin, Byrdstown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey B. and Kathy Smith, Port Orange, FL, and Gregory B. and Lori Smith, Byrdstown; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela J. and Duane Ford, Arrington; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald E. and Nancy Smith, Spiceland; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Archic Catron, Cookeville, and Beverly and Duane Matthews, New Castle; in-laws, Al and Arlene Chamberlin, Spiceland; a sister-in-law and her spouse, Cindy and Don Crandall, Spiceland; seven grandchildren, Nicole and Jim Parsons, Edgewater, FL, Kasey Smith, Port Orange, Wesley Ford, Amber Ford, and Katelin Ford, all of Arrington, and Brittnei Smith and Emily Smith, both of Byrdstown; a great grandson. Jalen Parsons, Edgewater; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Scott Pfenninger, David Pfenninger, Brian Pfenninger, Andy Smith, Lee Marcum, Jeff Crandall, and Kevin Crandall. Serving as honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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